Our 2nd Summer Meeting took place at Theydon Bois Golf Club in mid July. With a forecast of heavy rain and possible lightening sadly a number of ladies decided to cancel. This always causes a lot of extra work especially on this occasion as it was a drawn team game. However Lady Captain Jill James and past LC’s Jo Shepherd and Jennifer Stokes all stepped up to the plate and joined in the competition to make up the teams. The drawn teams played a stableford competition with 2 out of 4 scores to count. The course looked lovely but with little roll on the ball after recent rain it was generally playing long. Congratulations to the winners Mary-Anne Decruz (Benton Hall), Judith Robertson (Colchester), Ros Clements Stoke by Nayland and Susan Gill (Maylands). We will try to present the Trophy later in the year. The full list of prize winners can be downloaded here.
As is often the case the weather forecast didn’t turn out to be a reality and whilst is started out cloudy, the skies soon cleared away and temperature rose to create some lovely playing conditions. Just to show how great the conditions were for most of the day take a look at Linda Mead current Lady Captain of Mardyke Valley enjoying her first meeting with us in glorious sunshine. Duing these Covid times the Committee are having to put in place revised processes & procedures to ensure everyone is safe. These have worked really well and a number of our members have praised the excellent organisation of our days which does make our efforts worthwhile. Our grateful thanks to Theydon Bois Golf Club for hosting this event and to all the staff on the day. The meal of braised lamb shanks and tarte tatin was a real delight and praised by many of the ladies. Thanks again to Lady Captain Jill and Past Captains Jo and Jennifer for their help on the day.
Our next meeting is on 12 August at Clacton, if any past or present Lady Captains would like to join us please contact Jane Collier to book your place (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster